Review (Christian Fiction): A Heart Divided (Heart of the Rockies, Book 1) by Kathleen Morgan

A Heart Divided (Heart of the Rockies, Book 1)
by Kathleen Morgan
Revell Books
Copyright 2011
336 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1884-8
Historical Fiction

From the publisher:
When fate brings them together, they must choose between family ties and love.

The Caldwells and Wainwrights have been feuding for decades. Still, Sarah Caldwell has misgivings when her father pressures her into distracting a ranch hand while he and her brothers rob the Wainwright place. When it becomes clear that hand is actually Cord Wainwright, heir of the Wainwright holdings, Sarah realizes things have gone too far.

As the feud boils over, Cord and Sarah make a most inconvenient discovery--they just might be falling in love. Can they betray their families to see where this attraction leads? Or will their families betray them?

Against the beautiful and wild backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in 1878 comes this sweeping saga of romance, betrayal, and forgiveness from beloved author Kathleen Morgan.

My Review:
There's nothing quite like a feud and a decades old vendetta between two families to make for a good read. When you throw in a few handsome men on one side of the fence, a beautiful woman on the other and God in between you get the amazing read that is A Heart Divided. The few years that Kathleen Morgan fans had to wait for this, her latest novel, were well worth it.

Right from the beginning there's danger and not just the kind that puts one's life in danger but one's heart as well. A few pages in there's a toe curling kiss that leads to much more than either Sarah Caldwell or Cord Wainwright would ever imagine. Who knew teaching a "lesson" could lead to so much heartache, discovery, and most importantly the realization of the truth that is love? However each of the characters including Danny and Nick, Cord's older brother add so much depth to this book that it's not just a romance. Nick is quite possibly my favorite character. He struggles with his own physical limitations and the fact that he may never find love but at the same time provides so much love and understanding for Sarah. All I can say is, dear Ms. Morgan please, please, please give Nick his own story!!!!

A Heart Divided is one of the strongest historical fiction romances I've read in a very long time. If you're a fan of the Christian romance genre and like your stories with an "edgier" flavor you will probably want to pick this up. I don't suggest borrowing this from the library (no hard feelings libraries, I love you!) because you will want to add this story to your keeper collection! I also don't suggest starting it before bedtime because you'll want to stay up all night reading the entire book! Yes, it's that good.

“Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

For more information on Kathleen and her books visit:

*I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my honest review*



  1. Wow! This sounds really good, Renee. Your enthusiasm comes across, loud and clear.

  2. Thank you Su, I really enjoyed this book and when I write reviews for books I love I always hope readers can tell!

    XOXO~ Renee

  3. I've always loved Kathleen's books and have them all on my shelves :) Good to know she hasn't lost her touch - I'll be reading it this week :)

  4. I can't wait to read what you think of this, I;ll just bet you'll love it too!

    XOXO~ Renee

  5. Wowza...I can't wait to start this one! Looks like it'll be tomorrow b/c I need my sleep tonight! :o)


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